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Old 09-03-2016, 06:32 PM   #1
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Intermittent furnace problems

Have barely used our heater once or twice in our 2015 36 FB , and now when we need it, it gives us trouble. Have checked fuses and such and it worked after I checked once we got here, now it's not working.



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Old 09-03-2016, 10:10 PM   #2
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There has been an issue with the Squirrel Cage blower. The plastic cage it's self, self destructs and without it no furnace. There are several members on here who have had the problem, maybe they will be along to give you more details.
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Old 09-04-2016, 02:02 AM   #3
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I am one of those with heater issues but finally fixed after the third unit.
Not sure of your exact problem but my cage fan blew up three times.
Final repair to fix was that Redwood had knocked out two blanks on the heater box that could not be seen since it was on the blind side and this was making the unit overheat and melt the cheap plastic cage fan. RW service first tried to tell me that I was shutting it down wrong and I simply said that your thermostat is automatic so you really think it's me?

Then I talked with Suburban directly and there was not enough return air from the interior so we added another return.
Used the heater for about a month this year and all is fine.
If you think this could be your issue send me a pm and we can talk.

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Old 09-04-2016, 04:24 AM   #4
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Can I remove the 4 screws on the outside panel and inspect the fan without going into it from the basement and without messing up the gasket on the outside panel?

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Old 09-04-2016, 12:25 PM   #5
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Yes you can, The cover come off easily. Once your looking at the inside you can tell immediately if it's the cage fan as parts will be everywhere. Look at all sides were the hoses / ducts are connected to the box. Every knockout in the heater box should have a hose to it and not just an open hole.

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Old 09-04-2016, 09:05 PM   #6
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Opened it up and found no visible problems, 12 volts are present and fan spins freely. Emailed RW, of course it is Labour Day weekend. So here we are Eastside of Glacier park in St . Mary's Montana and chance of rain and snow the next few days.

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I no this Is probably a dumb question have you checked your propane. Also pull the thermostat off the wall. There is a fuse in it you can check. One of my heat pumps quit working so I pulled the thermostat off and found a wire had come out of the wire nut. Check that all wire connections are tight
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Old 09-04-2016, 09:18 PM   #8
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Yes propane is good and fuse is good, I will pull it off the wall next, thanks for the suggestion.

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Opened it up and found no visible problems, 12 volts are present and fan spins freely. Emailed RW, of course it is Labour Day weekend. So here we are Eastside of Glacier park in St . Mary's Montana and chance of rain and snow the next few days.

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You need to buy an electric heater and plug it in. I can't tell you how many times I've used an electric heater to heat a camper. Also, don't know what RV you have but most Redwoods have a heat pump on at least one of the A/C's and they also have an electric fireplace. No need to freeze!
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Old 09-04-2016, 09:37 PM   #10
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Oh yes. Both AC's are heat pump and they were still working fine set at 62 with outside temp down to 38 and the fireplace on.

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